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steps. the document also addresses the role of the government in revitalizing japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new program from january 2014 the central bank will purchase a certain amount of financial assets every month. no termination date is being set for the scheme. the new measure will expand the total size of the asset purchase program, or app, by about 10 trillion yen, or $110 billion, in 2014. the program is expected to be maintained in the future. following the meeting prime minister and revital minister reported on the release of the joint statement to prime minister abe at his office. >> translator: the government strongly hopes the bank of japan will a monetary easing policy in order to achieve the goal. >> translator: the bank of japan believes it is important to realize sustainable growth by overcoming deflation at an early stage and achieving price stability. it is vital to strengthen o
the economy back on track, in particular battling years of deflation here. you can imagine really on the defensive today refuting claims of currency manipulation made by germany's leader. this came after germany's chancellor said japan's easing monetary measures could devalue the yen. the finance minister denied the accusation. >> translator: japan is pursuing bold economic measures to pull the country out of deflation, not to manipulate the currency. >> the japanese currency is trading at its weakest level in two years and seven months. he said this is a sign that excessive strength of the yen is being corrected now. economic revitalization minister also said he in tends to seek more understanding regarding japan's financial policy at the annual meeting of the world economic forum. he's taking part in the meeting from saturday. >>> meanwhile the head of the bank of japan stressed the central bank will continue promoting seamless and powerful monetary easing. the governor gave an address in tokyo on friday pep said an inflation target and mormon tear easing to achieve it are neede
of europe's content. in belgium, more people turn to handouts to survive the growing economy. -- the grim economy. the russian parliament about a draft law banning homosexual propaganda. there was only one deputy that voted against it in the lower house. outside, passion spilled over to scuffles on the street. police made arrests after the gay-rights supporters were insulted by opponents. steve rosenberg reports from moscow. >> ahead of the debate inside the russian parliament, there was drama outside on the street. gay-rights activists. police detained 20 people. later, military police turned their attention to the controversial bill. pass the first hearing by a huge margin. it will prohibit the spread of homosexual propaganda in the wording which presence of children. it would mean across russia public events promoting gay rights could be broken up and the organizers find -- fined. >> we see open propaganda that harms. young people will decide on their own how to live in the future and what orientation to choose. >> this draft bill sends a bad signal to society of repression and limitat
must do better -- >> britain's economy shrank by 2.3%, worse than expected. i could make it more difficult, more expensive for it to borrow. since 2008, britain has emerged from the recession twice now, only to slide back into economic contraction, a double-dip recession. there has never been a triple- dip since the 1950's. actually, uk firms are still hiring people. >> when you look at employment, you have to look at the part of wage growth, and wage growth is negative in real terms. if you take into account inflation. the u.k.'s competitiveness is still improving, and that is why firms who are not getting the headline numbers are still willing to take people on. that is why you see this dichotomy between the employment situation, what is happening to the economy. >> u.k. figures are not good. how does the u.k. compared to continental europe? >> in terms of growth, it is difficult to compare because they go in and out of recession at different times. the unemployment is one of the key ones. britain has done remarkably well. it is something of a mystery, and it has to do with tha
. the country's economy is stagnant. most people subsist on a minimum amount of food. authorities use these launches and nuclear tests to calm these people. north korea is a great country. they even separate them, as we saw last month. as time goals on, kim's scientists and engineers will gain more knowledge and his military will become more powerful. diplomats need to use talks to counter that. and they need to encourage chinese officials to be more active in the process. >> all right. thanks, kengo. >>> voters in israel have the ruling right wing bloc now has fewer seats in the the 120-member kanesset. centrist parties and an extreme right-wing parties made gains. vote-counting is nearly finished. the right-wing bloc led by the likud party won the highest number of seats. it will take about 30, down from the 42 it held before the vote. >> translator: thank you for giving me the chance to lead israel for a third time. we must form as large a coalition as possible. i've already started on this mission tonight. >> the centrist yeshitit or there is a future party, and a stra left labor
's strong point, the economy has also been a big issue. more from our colleague. >> yes. welcome to jerusalem where we will be broadcasting for the next two days. israel's election. driving to the heart of a sensitive but still stagnant process of peacemaking with the palace. today is a day for israelis to make a choice about their next leaders. no political party has ever gained a majority in israeli elections. so there's expected to be a lot of postturing about what type of government there will be for israel over the next four years. my colleague looks at what is on the ballot box today. >> israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu was cheery this morning as he arrives to vote. by the end of the day he will likely have something more to be chief about. the leader of the party is expected to come out on top and keep his job. but at jerusalem's main market the lack of suspense means there's little fever. they talk about israel being divided and disillusioned. most take it as a give than benjamin netanyahu will remain in office. >> if you ask me, nothing. no b.b., no nothing. >
. >> that is not the option we would like. we would like to see all of europe becoming more flexible. the global economy has doubled in value since 2000. how much of that has been seen in europe? very little. they're too many regulations, too much legislation, and the trouble with the european union at the moment is that it is too inward looking, it should be talking about how it becomes more competitive on a global basis. if these companies are going to want an ever closer union as a result of the problems created by the euro, why should britain not want to take advantage of the changing your pandemic to give britain a chance to become more competitive? the changes going to happen. we want that changed to be a direction that suits the british people. >> i can see you gesticulating. did you want to come in? >> we have become competitive within the european union. germany has given the example, we were able to become competitive. we of a higher debt ratio the most of the member states in the eurozone. higher unemployment questions. this has nothing to do with the european union, other countries have shown th
, but really masking the deep economic problems that are plaguing egypt right now. and the spanish economy where the poor are bearing the brunt of the troubles -- in the economy were the poor are bearing the brunt of the troubles. people see rising prices of basic staple goods, tax hikes on subsidies. this is what many criticize and why many are protesting today, what they say is the brotherhoodization of the state. they're saying the brotherhood [indiscernible] for its own political gain. there is a sense instead of trying to reform the state, the muslim brotherhood are instead try to take it over. so that we switch from mubarak to morsi. that is what the main calls are for in this protest today. many are also calling for accountability and justice, retribution for the many hundreds of protesters that have been killed, the many thousands more that have been wounded. today only to low ranking policemen are in prison for killing hundreds of protesters. people see there is no accountability. the police continue to act toward impunity. we're seeing clashes break out right now in the outskirts
to rebuild. as far as the economy and the lifeblood of the town, that is the summer season. >> the aim is that this place should reopen for tourism by the end of may. looking at what needs to be done, you would probably bet that the seagulls would have the beached themselves. >> france says that they are liberating the central african state of mali, i quote, little by little. this morning they are concerned that a ground forces backed by air had taken control of timbuktu airport. they are now underway to retake the desert town itself. the french military is on the offensive, alongside government forces, trying to drive out islamist forces from the north of the country. let's get the latest from our cap -- from the capital. >> very little information is coming from timbuktu, phone lines have been completely cut off and it has been like this for days. the little information that we have is the french have confirmed that they have managed to get ahold of these airports and secure them, and some french paratroopers were deployed, they tried to find a way into town. we expect these troops t
. the economy is growing, but things look pretty fragile. you may remember, early january, congress reached a last-minute deal to avoid automatic tax increases. that relief was only temporary. harsh spending cuts go into effect in march unless there is another deal. america will hit their borrowing limit at that time. congress cannot reach -- if congress cannot reach an agreement, consequences are severe. experts say that america faces a budget crisis like no other unless politicians can agree on those spending cuts and the increase in borrowing. >> he really is confronted with and will be preoccupied for the next several months with this huge fiscal problems in the united states. projections of deficits that are enormous and a clear disagreement between the president's and members of his party and the republicans in congress over what to do with it. >> let's talk about this shocking report that we have both been mentioning. the global economic downturn has hit women and girls the hardest. many households have coped with the economic pressure of the last few years by taking their children,
if that's possible. the only other thing i would say i think he needs to think about the economy even if it's beginning to recover there's still a problem for the manufacturing base not being here, for are kids not being trained correctly, for getting more jobs that are really good jobs for people here. there's a lot of ideas that have been put forth but they need to be focused in a certain way, the idea if you work hard you really can get ahead in this country just like people did in the old days. >> rose: i want to come back to that. michael. >> there are all sorts of reasons for optimism but since we're talking about history, one cautionary note. lbj at the beginning of 1965 i think bob will confirm this, said to his staff you may think i can do anything. big land lied, big democratic congress. actually i got six months because i'm going to ask members of congress to make sacrifices. they're going to start rebelling and it turns out much what we think was a great society was passed at the very beginning of that term. >> rose: what's the window of opportunity, is it a hundred days
to receding concerns about the world's largest economy after u.s. legislators passed a bill to extend the debt ceiling. we are seeing dollar/yen at 89.61. market players say news of north korea's possible nuclear testing also fueled geo political concerns. the euro is strong at 119.46. >>> the japanese government has finalized a guideline for compiling next year's budget. it is designed to keep new bond issues to a minute mum. members of the cabinet and the council of economic and fiscal policy approved the plan. the proposal for the fiscal year that starts in april includes the government's latest economic stimulus. priority is put on cutting wasteful spending and also requires the budget to focus on two key areas, that's reconstruction work from the 2011 disaster and sectors with sustainable or promising growth. now the guidelines urge a 50% reduction in the primary balance deficit by fiscal 2015. that's aimed at clearing a milestone towards counter fiscal health. the governor will decide its draft budget on tuesday next week. >>> japan's ruling coalition parties have been talking about tax
, brought in bob gates and began to move to slightly more of a center position before the economy collapsed. >> rose: so what's the challenge for president obama in the second term? >> it's immense, brendan sullivan one of the great defense lawyers here in washington always says when you're in a negotiation and you have the upper hand as obama has had in the first term and may continue in the second term, when you have that upper hand and you beat your opponent you need to let them leave the field with dignity. and that is not obama's style. if you google "obama rebukes republicans" it goes on and on and on. he is always going after the people -- his beating. just a tactically i think that's a mistake and hopefully it will change. on the foreign affairs front if you talk to the intelligence people they say that the world is increasingly dangerous, you have meltdown situations potential meltdown situations not just in syria and the middle east, pakistan, north korea which has the bomben like iran and that is just ticking away. there's the egypt problem, there's what's going on recently in al
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that happen in eroding trust and really hurting the economy are legal. this is legal. what amgen did now is legal. should it be? is it ethical? is it the right thing for the country? absolutely not. but they literally accomplished in the back room, with their access to important people, what they could never have accomplished on the floor of the house or on the floor of the senate. >> congressman, people out there -- you're right, people out there are disgusted. but they're also despairing. they've seen this time and again. we report on it. they see it. they get angry. and then nothing happens. >> well, that's right. and that's why i'm so glad that congressman hanna, we've got a bipartisan bill here. >> republican. >> a republican, a very good member from new york. and there's a lot of us who really take seriously that we've got two jobs. one is to try to make good decisions on policy that are going to get america going again, but the other, and each of us with a vote has this job, is to try to restore trust in the institution. and that means that when there is this kind of egregious rip
is effective what, they mean is they've lined up support for sanctions and they're hurting the iranian economy. but the-- unfortunately, the-- what hasn't yet happened is it hasn't slowed down the program to a point where people can be comfortable about it, and there doesn't yet appear to be a significant diplomatic opening. >> rose: and the centrifuges are spinning. >> the next six to eight months people say will be an important time. it will be after the israeli election, which was yesterday, and before, perhaps, the iranian election. so poem stoims say the next six months are decisive, but perhaps these six months may actually be disoifs. >> rose: what is amazing to me-- if you think about it you had the israeli election, the u.s. election, the choice change in power, and you have iranian elections coming up. so it suggests that, you know, no matter how debates go, there are always new forces entering them which can have now agendas and new responsibilities and you never know how any of that might change, and that's what makes it so interesting. thank you, michael gordon. thank you david ig
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